O'Malley, Desmond J.

Tuesday, 8 February 1972

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 258 No. 9

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Garda Síochána Bill, 1971—Second Stage (Resumed).

I wonder does this arise on the Bill?More Button

Has this any relevance to the Bill?More Button

Although this has been a long debate in general the terms of the Bill have been welcomed. A great deal of other things have been said but basically the Bill has been generally approved by the House. ...More Button

No, I never will. Since that date no Garda stations have been closed, apart from those on which decisions had already been taken and arrangements to close them had been made well in advance of the dat...More Button

I hope to have it back in action in time for the formal commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the force which the Commissioner is organising for later in the year. I might add t...More Button

Deputy Blaney also suggested that members of the Special Detective Unit in some way seemed to have caused trouble at the British Embassy last week and he felt that they should wear some form of identi...More Button

We often get requests that more gardaí should have numbers—that gardaí throughout the entire country should have them. However, we will not put numbers on the Special Branch members. Deputy Fitzpatr...More Button

These appointments are made by the Government under sections 6, 7 and 10 of the Police Forces Amalgamation Act of 1925. The Government, therefore, have a statutory responsibility and duty for appointm...More Button

He may be taken into some Department but he is a professional policeman who has devoted his life to the police and it may not at all suit him to be put into some form of employment, however well remun...More Button

The present strength is 6,760.More Button

That is the authorised strength but it is not the statutory strength which is more.More Button

Yes. The Government, until this Bill is passed, have to fix figures as well as having the overall statutory figure for each week. Deputy Fitzpatrick referred to the fact that the refresher course for...More Button

Committee on Finance. - Garda Síochána Bill, 1971: Money Resolution.

I move: That it is expedient to authorise such payments out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas as are necessary to give effect to any Act of the present session to enable the Government to determine...More Button

Written Answers. - Postcard Issues.

In reply to the first part of the Question, I am informed that postcards are issued in all civil actions and malicious injury cases in which they are lodged by the parties concerned under the unoffici...More Button


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